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Ancient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob seal

Ancient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob seal
Ancient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob sealAncient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob sealAncient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob seal

Description

Ancient Roman Lapis lazuli intaglio of a goat and a horn of plenty in a high carat eighteenth century Italian fob seal.The intaglio is Roman ca. second century A.D.
The goat and the horn of plenty was probably made as an amulet for fecundity and wealth. It is the archetypal good luck charm.
The setting of this ancient Roman intaglio into a a ca 1760 Italian watch fob or fob seal would suggest that it was made for a wealthy tourist of the 1760 era visiting the ruins of ancient Rome.
measurement of bezel:18 x 15 mm
Height of seal:23 mm

Listing ID: 32752d2e2afb2517

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